A recent study determined Liquiritigenin 'blocks loss of skin nutrients' and reduces 'stress in keratinocytes,' demonstrating great promise as a beneficial ingredient for anti-aging topical product formulation.
US biofabrication specialist Modern Meadow has developed a recombinant protein inspired by Collagen type III from yeast, offering the beauty industry a more sustainable alternative to traditional animal-sourced collagens, its VP of R&D says.
International beauty major Shiseido has advanced scientific understanding on facial sagging via digital research tools and experiments, defining ring collagen as central to face skin morphology and detailing how to reconstruct this network as people aged.
Women globally now prioritise looking healthy over looking young and the majority say their confidence is improving with age, highlighting the need to shift beauty narratives around ageing, say Avon execs.
South Korean cosmetic titans Amorepacific and LG Household & Healthcare (LG H&H) have both recently launched shampoos that can conceal grey hairs to great success, signalling a huge demand for anti-ageing hair care products.
Upcycled banana beauty brand Kadalys is expanding its business deeper into research, development and bioactives production – a move its founder says will create jobs, counter the climate crisis and inspire wider change amongst industry.
Bee venom and other bee-derived ingredients may hold promise as skin care actives to target smoothness, nourishment and brightness, though commercialisation would require careful attention given allergenicity concerns, say researchers.
Beauty manufacturers are increasingly looking to substantiate more traditional and mainstream claims like moisturising with clinical data as consumer expectations shift and competition hots up, says an executive from Eurofins Cosmetics and Personal Care.
Plant peptides, plant hormones and cannabinoids should be more closely looked at for developing dual-action dermal and hair rejuvenation edibles and replacing retinoids that carry several negative side effects, say researchers.
Shiseido has confirmed plans to launch Second Skin on October 1 – a technology that can diminish undereye ageing signs without make-up, in a move the firm says will offer “new experiences” to consumers.
This November, the biennial event goes online, featuring expert speakers (including Cosmetics Design Editor Deanna Utroske) and welcoming a global audience of skin care, sun care, and antiaging professionals.